Best Home Security Companies in Virginia

Best Home Security Companies in Virginia

Much of the early colonial history of the United States occurred in Virginia, such as the settlement of Jamestown in 1607, the first English city in the new world, and the first Thanksgiving in 1619. The state also played a pivotal role in the Civil War—more than 2200 of the 4000 battles took place within the state. Now days, Virginia is home to many federal government employees, with about one fourth of Virginia’s employees working in the nation’s capital, which is far more than any other state. The second largest employment sector is the service sector, such as business, computer, and data-processing services.

The Virginia crime rate is much lower than the national average crime rate, coming in at number 8 on the USA.com crime index rankings. Their rates of burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, robbery, and assault are all much lower than the national averages, some of which are two to three times lower. However, Virginia does have a higher rate of hate crimes, a majority of which are race related.


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#1

Protect America

9.2

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7.7

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Pay $0 upfront for equipment with Protect America. Their DIY equipment takes less than 30 minutes to set up and many customers report that installation is simple. Read reviews for pricing breakdown.

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#4

Frontpoint

7.1

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7.0

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Frontpoint is a DIY alarm and home automation system. Customers can select from equipment packages, purchase equipment individually, or mix-and-match. Monthly costs depend on how much is spent upfront.

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#5

SimpliSafe

7.1

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5.0

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Simplisafe sells home security equipment that customers can purchase upfront without being locked into contracts. Equipment comes with a 3-year warranty. Monthly monitoring ranges from $15-25/month.

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#6

Guardian Protection

7.0

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5.8

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Guardian Protection offers professionally installed home security packages. They are available in 20 states: AZ, DE, DC, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV.

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#3

Alarm Grid

7.3

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9.9

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Alarm Grid does not require a contract for customers. Their equipment comes with a 30-day return policy. Their home security equipment can be purchased upfront or financed. 

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#41

Cox Homelife

4.1

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1.6

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Cox Homelife is available as an upgrade for those already using Cox. Alarm monitoring starts at $29.99/month for a minimum of 24 months.

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#20

1st Security

5.4

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9.4

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1st Security offers professionally monitoring systems for $29.99 - $49.99/month. Packages include home security, home automation, and video streaming options.

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#63

Richmond Alarm Company

3.2

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0.0

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Richmond Alarm Company services customers in Virginia. Technicians are available 24/7. Monthly monitoring for $44.95/month.

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#18

LiveWatch Security

5.6

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6.3

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LiveWatch Security equipment can be purchased upfront or rolled into the customer's monthly monitoring costs. The company only sells home security products - no home automation products are available.

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#25

Security One Alarm Systems

5.2

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4.5

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Security One offers a price-lock guarantee and does not charge upfront fees. Available in 48/50 U.S. states.

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#66

Alliance Home Security

3.0

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1.2

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Alliance Security sells home security and home automation equipment. The system integrates with popular smarthome brands such as Amazon Echo and Nest.

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#48

Scout Alarm

3.7

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0.0

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Scout Alarm charges $9.99 - $19.99/month for monitoring and does not require a contract. Upfront costs may be higher than competitors.

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#14

Vivint

5.9

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1.4

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On top of home security equipment, Vivint offers many smart home products for their customers. Monitoring services come with a 5-year contract. All equipment is purchased upfront.

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#57

Cove

3.3

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0.0

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Cove has no contracts for home security. The company sends home security and home automation text notifications within 30 seconds. This is a DIY system that can be installed in 30 minutes.

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#45

Fort Knox Security

3.9

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0.0

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Fort Knox uses a multi-cellular connection monitoring. They offer home security, safety (fire, smoke, CO2), and automation (lights, locks, etc) equipment. Monthly monitoring starts at $15.95/month.

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#49

Brinks Home Security

3.7

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0.0

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Brinks Home Security offers wireless monitoring only. Packages range from $299-$499 upfront, with monthly monitoring rangine from $29-$39. Customers can choose professional or DIY installation.

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#37

Google Nest

4.3

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0.0

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Customers use the Google Nest hub to set up security and smart home equipment around their home. Alarms can be professionally monitored by Brink.

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#43

Abode

4.1

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0.0

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Offers professional- or self-monitored systems. Abode builds a home security package for individuals based on their home or apartment specs.

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#32

Swann Home Security

4.6

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0.0

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Swann is a well-known security camera manufacturer. The company also offers professional video monitoring on a month-to-month basis for $23-$45/month.

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#59

Alder

3.3

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0.0

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Alder is a DIY home security system for houses or apartments that customers can install in 10 minutes. The company responds to alarms in under 4 seconds. Purchase requires a 5-year contract.

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#67

Deep Sentinel

2.9

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0.0

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Deep Sentinel promises a call to police in 30 seconds if the home alarm goes off. They specialize in home security cameras.

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#77

Minut

2.2

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0.0

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Minut is an all-in-one self-monitored alarm system. One hub provides: motion, noise, environment, and alarm detection. Integrates with Amazon and Google

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#44

Home8

3.9

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0.0

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Home8 is a DIY security company for homes and businesses. There are no contracts and their equipment is cheaper to similar DIY companies.

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